Rep. Sue Myrick, a nine-term North Carolina Republican, won't seek a 10th term this year, she said in a posting on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
"After thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided not to run for another term in Congress," Myrick said.
Myrick is the seventh Republican to say she will retire from politics this year and the 33rd member overall to announce the end of her career in Congress. First elected in the Republican sweep of 1994, she serves as chairwoman of the Select Committee on Intelligence's Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence subcommittee.
After redistricting, Myrick's new district would remain a safe Republican seat. She never faced serious Democratic opposition during her time in Congress.
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